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Halo - Master Chief by Paul-Shanghai Halo - Master Chief by Paul-Shanghai
From the epic Halo game series I give you, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 - In Pencil no less :)

Along with this epic video game series, this was an epic drawing, you never really understand how much detail is involved in these characters until you try to draw them, my hat goes off to the original artists who create these fantastic characters from scratch - they have enormous imaginations and have incredible attention to detail.

Anyway, loved drawing this one - on Bristol Board Smooth A3 Size paper, usual mix of mechanical and traditional pencils - with one exception.... I normally use a Faber Castell 8B for the very dark areas and 'black-outs', this time I have used Steadler Mars Lumograph 8B which gives that very dark black without any of the shine from the Faber Castell - it is not as easy to blend or fade, but is great for making black - really black :) The only other unusual tool used was 'Tipp-Ex' for the stars! Time - about 20 hours.
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:iconseamus447:
Seamus447 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Awesome work
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Daniel-Reimel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MASTER CHIEF! MASTER CHIEF! MASTER CHIEF! WOOOOOOOOOOO:happybounce: La la la la Clap I am a dummy!  halo is like my favorite game!!! its an awesome drawing, great job!!!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - my son likes the game, unfortunately I am too old to play it :lol:
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Epic. :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers :D
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reckless150681 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
*117, not 177 :P

Kickass drawing!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After nearly 7000 views and 166 comments you are the first person to notice the mistake (117 not 177) :D:D :lol: 

I will change the description - thanks for the comment :)
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reckless150681 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Not a problem.
Halo's my favorite video game franchise \m/
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Panther567 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is another one that I love. Me being a big fan of the Master Chief's and HALO.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - its a few years old now but still one of my faves :)
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misterio619rv Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty awesome!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Appreciate the feedback :)
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Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh...
my...
gaud
John117 rocks!!!!!
and so do you, man
this is epic.
*clears face*
no, no way,
i swear you're cheating,
do you have like exo-skeletal arm, or something?

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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure how to respond to this comment :D

Thanks for the comments :)
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checkeredzebra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thank you :)
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Monkey209 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
are you interested in selling or no?
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Monkey209 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Is this for sale? I'm interested in buying this piece . Please reply if interested or email at monkey209@gmail.com thanks for your time :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I have never sold an original piece before, and would not like to put a value on it - are you looking to buy the original or a print?
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Monkey209 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
original please
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GigiSovereign Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Halo <3 amazing job!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the comment :)
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fortheloveofpancakes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you be mad if I printed this and hung it in my bedroom? I am IN LOVE with Master Chief and this is probably the best pencil drawing I have seen of him ever!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, go for it - it's great to know someone likes it enough to hang it in their room :)
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Alpha-Dog Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic as always! your drawing skills are just in-cre-di-ble!!! :wow:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - glad you like my work :)
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Awesome work here
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - appreciate it :)
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BENEFIELDAVON Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I concur, i hadnt realize how much detail was put into the Mass Effect characters as well while attempting to draw them. Fantastic work!
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Calleahan Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
:omfg:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Calleahan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:manhug:
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Roadra5h22 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most amazing drawing i have ever seen!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and that is one of the nicest comments I have recieved - thank you :)
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Roadra5h22 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. I wish I could draw like that
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poisonnova Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superb :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you appreciate the feedback :)
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mandospartangirl117 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Designsbyegesi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
amazing work.!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers - appreciate the feedback :)
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are incredible, well done!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comments are very welcome - thank you :)
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Psychopen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
My favorite game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Psychopen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, in my fit of fan boy excitement I became slightly illiterate. Anyway, this once again is great, but then again most of the works are exceptional. With practice, I too will make a chief...some day....
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too kind - glad you like the drawing and the game :)
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StrivingExpression Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
It's like every detail of the drawing is treated with exceptional care. I really like this. And damn, 8B pencils?! Never knew those existed.
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